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Shop, Pray, Run

The pandemic has transformed, perhaps forever, how we experience the most banal of activities. In this episode, we hear why Miriam Herschlag keeps muttering “amen” on her evening jogs in Jerusalem, and Ann Bar-Dov’s epic journey to pick up groceries in Karmiel.

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Getting Better

Noam Shuster was having her dream year at Harvard when the pandemic hit. On her way back to Israel, she contracted COVID-19. She tell the tale of her stint in a “corona hotel” where she was found a microcosm of a fractious society bound together in radical compassion by a shared cough.

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Back Porch Kaddish

Bill Slott brings us a personal story of a community gathering closely together while safely keeping its distance.

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Seder Improv

This episode features true stories of neighbors finding ways out of isolation to join together, why home confinement was better during the 1st Gulf War, and of the realization that you’ve got to crack a few eggs to make an omelet.

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Eggs

For Miriam and her great Passover egg hunt, relief arrived from the friend next door. Ed’s Jerusalem eggspedition led him to discover that egg shortages know no borders. And Amanda, who found out that eggs were not the only item in short supply, eventually ended up with far more than she bargained for.

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“Alone Together With Fiona”

This is a tale of neighbors nurturing ties even while confined to their homes. A story borne of the extraordinary circumstances in which we all find ourselves at the moment.

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Of Plagues and Quarantines

This episode features true stories on the theme “Quarantined” as told by Judah Ari Gross, Sarah Goldberg, Sari Friedman, and Yisrael Campbell.

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On the Job

This episode features true stories on the theme “On the Job” as told by Abraham Silver, Alison Bender Kellner, Elana Dorfman, Allison Kaplan Sommer, and Noah Efron.

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House and Home

This episode features true stories on the theme “House and Home” as told by Linda Lovitch, Tova Kamioner, Nora El Zokm, Milton Roller, Elana Dorfman, and Sharon Goldfarb.

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Bad Advice

This episode features true stories on the theme “Bad Advice,” as told by Benji Lovitt, Elana Dorfman, Julia Mor, Sarah Goldberg, Milton Roller and Miriam Herschlag.

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